Ölüdeniz, Fethiye - aerial view

Aerial view of Ölüdeniz, 8 kms south of Fethiye. You can enjoy this view after jumping from the neighbouring mountain top before paragliding right onto the beach.

Mediterranean Coast
Kaş and Fethiye

There are many resort towns scattered along the Mediterranean coast, Kaş and Fethiye are two of our favourites. Amid the vast ruins of ancient Lycia, Greece and others, there is much to see and do it this area including a Mediterranean cruise on a gulet.

Streets of Kaş on the Mediterranean coast, Turkey

Kaş

Kaş itself is a quiet pleasant town with its blue sea and narrow streets scented with jasmine flowers. There are plenty of little guest houses, quiet cafes serving home cooking, or small bars to relax after a day's scuba diving.

Kaş is one of the leading spots for diving in Turkey. There is a diving school, many places with equipment for hire and at the port local divers offer courses. If you decide to try diving in Kaş you can expect to see a beautiful array of fish and other sea creatures like octopus and possibly dolphins, and also the wrecks of some ancient ships.

Fethiye

Modern Fethiye is located on the site of the ancient city of Telmessos, the ruins of which can be seen in the city, e.g. the Hellenistic theatre by the main quay. Telmessos was the most important city of Lycia, with a recorded history starting in the 5th century BC.

You can tour the Myra Tombs near Fethiye

The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians.

Perge, Aspendos and Phaselis

Once thriving cities on an important trade route, both Perge and Aspendos contain ruins from hellenistic and Roman times. Aspendos is famous for it's best-preserved ancient amphitheater built in the 2nd century AD during the reign of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

Phaselis, once a busy Roman port town, is now the perfect spot for a quiet swim in one of the natural bays inside a tranquil national park. Some impressive arches of a Roman aqueduct still remain.

Gulet trips

Take to the water on a traditional wooden Gulet. These two masted, old‐world sailing vessels take you back in time to mythical sea journeys, except with modern day conveniences and crew.

Where to stay

If you prefer a quieter and quainter town then Kaş is your choice. Both Kaş and Fethiye have numerous hotels that we can advise you on depending on your requirements.